Cheap Al Bustan Hotel in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates – my review

Buying a tour in the UAE, I chose the hotel according to the following parameters: 4 *, Breakfast is included, close to the sea and close to the main sights of the country. The purpose of my trip is to meet country. I wanted to know if I would like to rest at all. Arabian Peninsula, where the desert occupies a significant part country. Therefore, I knew in advance that I would spend most of my time not on the beach, but on excursions, and in the hotel I will only spend the night and breakfast. Well, maybe once – another time to go to the beach. AT in the end, I managed everything.

And I’ll say right away that the big advantage of our hotel was that the tour was taken away by the first of the hotels, and in the evening they brought us to the hotel is also the first. And now more about the hotel.

The content of the article

  • 1 Buying tour price
  • 2 Standart Room, Double
  • 3 Hotel Interior
  • 4 Restaurant in the hotel
  • 5 Transfer to the hotel
  • 6 On the map

Buying tour price

I picked up the tour on my own in the online store. How am i did, told in an article with detailed instructions (go through link). The tour included everything: flight, transfer, insurance and hotel. I just had to choose which hotel I want stay. The most attractive for me was the emirate Sharjah, by price and location.

I also wrote in detail about choosing an emirate when I bought a tour, read here. Booking, tour payment, receipt documents by e-mail passed without delay. The cost of the tour for two for five nights – 41377 rub. This price is at the beginning of December 2018. I wrote that it was possible and cheaper to buy, but my friend had strictly fixed dates.

As a result, we were very pleased with the trip, the country was fantastically interesting. I wrote about this in detail in the report on round.

Sharjah is actively built upSharjah is actively built up

Sharjah is actively built

Standart room, double

The main advantage of the room is that it is very spacious. The decoration the rooms are quite modest, without oriental chic. But there is in it almost everything. Refrigerator worker, used for storage sweets, yogurt. TV did not watch, we had no time. Bathroom scales, ironing board and iron in the room were unexpected by surprise. Two seating areas with armchairs and coffee tables used for evening tea. Safe (free) very come in handy. Sockets already with adapters. For the Internet is not paid extra.

In the hallway in a large closet there is a niche with tea accessories: kettle, cups, glasses, disposable tea bags, coffee, sugar, two bottles of 0.5 l each. Every day all these stocks replenished. Water, of course, is not enough for us, so water, we bought juices next to the hotel in minimarkets. About prices in stores I wrote in the article—

The bathroom is also quite spacious, all the plumbing is not new but working. Shower and bath combined. There is a hair dryer. Under ceiling tensioned cable for drying swimsuits. Trifle, but important, as the hotel has no balconies, and there is no place to dry swimsuits. Towels two per person, clean, white, changed daily. Shampoo, shower gel, soap, toothpaste and brush – all replenished it, it seems on the third day.

So, and a few more details. Clean bedding, mattresses and comfortable pillows. Room service every day. Air conditioner working but we didn’t use it, because it’s not hot in December. At night, the window was opened. And one big minus for all hotels is dirty windows, due to frequent sandy winds. Also, I already She wrote that Sharjah is now being actively built, therefore from our window just had a view of the construction site.

Room InteriorRoom Interior

Room interior

Room InteriorRoom Interior

Room interior

Our tea tableOur tea table

Our tea table

Safe is very useful to usSafe is very useful to us

Safe is very useful to us

Tea and coffee setTea and coffee set

Tea and coffee set

The kettle was very helpfulThe kettle was very helpful

The kettle was very helpful

Fragment of the bathroomFragment of the bathroom

Fragment of the bathroom

Everything you need is thereEverything you need is there

Everything you need is there

Hotel interior

I will say right away that discrepancies with the description of the hotel on the website and there was no reality. Also, reviews of tourists helped in advance. make a picture of this hotel. He almost fits his the stars. Why almost? Because it is not new! Smell old in the hotel and in the room we did not have. But carpeting is literally everywhere are no longer relevant today. In general, the hotel requires repairs.

On the ground floor of the hotel there is a currency exchange, mini market and restaurant right. On the roof of the hotel – a swimming pool with clean water, but without heating, with umbrellas and sun beds. During the night the water cools, so when we came for a swim in the morning before breakfast, it was cool enough. Next to the pool are two separate saunas (male and female) with a shower and toilet. The staff will show how everything works. Beach towels, they are also for the pool, you can change every day for free at reception.

On the ground floor of the hotel reception, currency exchange and mini-marketOn the ground floor of the hotel reception, currency exchange and mini-market

On the ground floor of the hotel reception, currency exchange and mini-market

The interior of the hotelThe interior of the hotel

The interior of the hotel

Mini-market on the first floor of the hotelMini-market on the first floor of the hotel

Mini market on the first floor of the hotel

The fourth floor of the hotel, above only the roof with a poolThe fourth floor of the hotel, above only the roof with a pool

The fourth floor of the hotel, above only the roof with a swimming pool

Pool on the roof of the hotelPool on the roof of the hotel

Rooftop swimming pool

Restaurant in the hotel

We visited the restaurant only in the mornings, for breakfasts (included to stay). It was possible to dine and dine at the hotel, at 40 Dirham per person. But I wanted to try the Arabic cuisine in local restaurants in the city. Where we had time to eat and at what prices, I wrote in her report. The restaurant is small, located on the ground. floor next to the reception. Breakfast time is convenient for everyone, from 7.00 to 10.30.

What to say about breakfast. If you compare with Turkey, then yes, modest breakfasts. If you do not compare, then normal. Me in the morning No one serves a breakfast of ten dishes, so I ate enough. During the tour in Abu Dhabi, we dined at the hotel 5 *, and during excursions to Dubai had lunch on the yacht, – also nothing special for lunch we were not offered.

So, breakfasts are cereals, cereals, omelets, sausages, cheeses, chopped vegetables, vegetable stews, olives, olives, pastries (3-4 species), tea, coffee, one – two kinds of fruit. People drank juice, November did not dare, judging by the color – not natural.

Restaurant in the hotel where we had breakfastRestaurant in the hotel where we had breakfast

Restaurant in the hotel where we had breakfast

The choice of dishes is small, but enough for breakfastThe choice of dishes is small, but enough for breakfast

The choice of dishes is small, but enough for breakfast

Do I eat so much for breakfast at home?Do I eat so much for breakfast at home?

Do I eat so much for breakfast at home?

Transfer to the hotel

On the first floor of the hotel there are ads in Russian about free transfer to shopping centers and the beaches.

Schedule of free buses in the shopping centerSchedule of free buses in the shopping center
Schedule of free buses in the shopping center
Schedule of the free bus to the beachesSchedule of the free bus to the beaches
Schedule free bus to the beaches

On the map

The hotel is located on the outskirts of the city, 450 meters from the sea and 2 km from the center of Sharjah. The area is quiet, not counting the road under the windows. Construction site visible from the window, but it is not audible. Walking distance to minimarkets, pharmacy, restaurants, cafes, confectionery. About a kilometer away there are the Aquarium and the Maritime Museum.

Hotel Al Bustan, only four floorsHotel Al Bustan, only four floors

Hotel Al Bustan, only four floors

Near the hotel shops, cafes, pharmacyNear the hotel shops, cafes, pharmacy

Near the hotel shops, cafes, pharmacy

There is a small supermarket near the hotelThere is a small supermarket near the hotel

There is a small supermarket near the hotel.

The fountain in the square between the Aquarium and the Maritime MuseumThe fountain in the square between the Aquarium and the Maritime Museum

Fountain in the square between the Aquarium and the Maritime Museum

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